Project DescriptionDescription: Bronze with a black patina, 25 cm high. Signed, numbered and dated 'A/C 1994/Eduardo Paolozzi' (at the base of the neck)
Catalogue note: A Scottish artist, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi produced large-scale figurative sculptures, prints, and collages made from magazines and other found objects. Born in United Kingdom to Italian immigrants, he was sent to Fascist summer camps in Mussolini-era Italy as a boy. He went on to study at University College's Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1944 to 1947. Moving to Paris that same year, he came into contact with many prominent Surrealists and Cubists, including Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and Jean Arp. Returning to London in 1949, he became friends with Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon while teaching at the Central School of Art and Design. Paolozzi was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1989. He died on April 22, 2005 in United Kingdom. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15480, Lot 206, Invoice no. DB18010056. A gift from the artist to the present owner
Catalogue no.: 2018S0065-SEP